Solo Artist from California - now Texas
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Hi Dan, nice to see you're still making music.
Very moving and atmospheric piece you've created here. Captures the infinite mass of space well i think!
Strings sound so great!
Dan, I see this made #1....well deserved as always. I know I've not been around for awhile. I had login problems. Now that I'm back in however, what a great way to start listening again. You always amaze me. Rated fer sure and ty for the dl :) Peace, Ron
I see you are expressing musically some of the amazing places you've been to. This is perfection in the Ambient genre and stays pure to the form. At first we seem to be sinking deep below, then rising into some unknown and colorfully glowing cavern. It's all very mysterious and conjures up visions of alien worlds. You've woven the synths and pads together in the most intriguing ways and everything works here, beautifully. Outstanding music!! I thoroughly enjoyed this sonic ride into the depths of human and / or non-human consciousness. Quite a song here!!! - DJ Frankie
Hey Dan, Awesome track. Can totally picture this in a movie. Great ambiance indeed. Love the ebbs and flows ...has a bit of a Vangelis feel in parts which is uber cool. A feeling of purity with this one. Rated. Cheers, Smudgie
Hey Dan :) Long time ......This is lush and demonstrates your perfect understanding of creating an ambient trip. Sweet chord progressions and striking blasts of ambiance. Love the dark and deep place you take this down to then raise with light strings and movement. Very clever piece of music. Much enjoyed DTM!! Ess X
Apologies its taking me so long to stop by, not sure i have heard one of your tracks before, but glad I stopped in to take a listen because this is brilliant! Ambient done well, a chilled sunset at Cafe Del Mar!! Nice use of pads too.. rated tune mate and a well deserved top spot!
Quite hypnotising to me....a very worthy and dramatic number 1. This seems to create something of a dark atmosphere but also lulls you into floating spatially into light years of infinity...and beyond! :-) Absolutely brilliant! keith
Wonderful ambient intro Dan. use of pads and the suspense in the whole track is brilliant! Very strong work here mate.... great work!
a powerful and mesmerizing trip to the outer reaches, so lovely to hear a new track from you Dan, glad it has been so well received. Lovely.
A welcomed, and much needed slice of tranquility... beautifully done. Good to listen to your music again, Dan~ hope all is well for you these days.
Get job Dan on #1 Well deserved my friend. Keep em coming. Take care
This has Bladerunner-esque feel to it
absolutely georgeous - love that percussive wallop. It has a sense of vastness that reflects the title.
hi Dan. So nice hear a new one from you. I'm floating on air :) You music takes me to a place like no other. Calming a restless soul. Thank you! You are one of my favorite artists on this site. The very best to you
Love it Dan, great opening. Lush pads that let you drift along to the wonderful atmosphere you have created......David
gotta luv those opening chord progressions...really hitting the spot. some really atmospheric synth sounds created here. nice sinister ending too. ;)
Just brilliant Dan, love it. Big Thumb. Gibbo
Nicely done Dan, love your sound choice and creativity. Superb!
Dan this so good, the chords used are lush and rich.That perc and phased hit are quality.Love it when artists take time to find the right sound palette and freq's that gell.Very honoured Dan that u mentioned my Earth track,thank you so much.
So glad you have returned and what a return.The lunar landing's with Neil Armstrong in 1969 were on my birthday so this space track is very special.Download button next :)
truly this is a masterpiece, Wow!
What can be said about Dan Michaelson.. Well first off, everything you do amazes not just me but all who take the time to listen.
sizzling...deep rumbles...a delicious mix of textures ...yearnings and a 21 -phaser salute ? quite a somber track...draws the listener into a visualization of emptiness....glad you're back, Dan...but hope the guitar was not abandoned in the process of this return :)
Love it Mr Michaelson .... we definitely have a space theme going on, very peaceful indeed . . . . . .
One of the things I like most about your songs Dan is you sure know how to peg 'em...great title! Is "ambient" supposed to be this disturbing? Ha ha, what Pete said...the hairs are rising on the back of my neck too...well done!
Such a welcome return Dan - and what a return! This is a stunning piece. From the first big percussive hit and soaring Jarre-esque string it made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. You’ve perfectly captured that awesome sense of power and mystery of Space which has captivated me since I was a boy watching Neil & Buzz taking that first giant leap. ‘Space Funeral’ - a fitting nod to the great man himself perhaps? I was checking out the moons of Jupiter just a couple of nights ago. Next time I do some observing this will be playing in my ears. A huge thumb from me my friend and please give us more of the same.
Oh Dan - this is wonderful...The intro drum and chords played for the strings with the atmospheric sound and bass synth are just perfect. Fits the title like a glove... So pleased to hear music from you again. Bravo!!!!!!!!
Howdy! A Southern California artist living in Texas. Go figure. Make em up as I go along. Charter member of the pray and play theory of music...;-). I have been extremely fortunate to have some of the best artists on this site take some of my musical creations and take them to "a whole nother level" . The following artists have been kind enough to do this.
Essence, Saphfire, Dawn Sinclair, Carol Sue Kirkpatrick, Amy Caldwell, Vince Fedele (aka Riddle, A Brighter Day, Vin), AndyF (aka Andrew Foyston), Tony Miller, James (Andy) Oakwood, Joseph Rodriguez, Lodato (aka Rich Lodato), Peter Vines, AntonH, Boojolay (David Smith) and the irrepressable David Joel Carter
This just in! Dan Michaelson has nothing special going on in his life. It is pretty much Standard Operating Procedure with a few moments of ecstacy and terror thrown in so he doesn't get too bored with the whole thing!
This piece is as most of what I hear from Dan. Ambient by nature on the borderline of new age but really ambient as the passion involved is so thought provoking. The quality of sounds and just enough of structure to keep you guessing where it's going next at the same time, the flow doesn't keep you waiting but going along for the journey. That's magic. Dan has that aplenty and just about anyone wh
Essence is a very talented lady from MP3 Unsigned who I have reviewed once or twice, notably on Towers Are Gone (July 2008) a marked departure from her usual style, and her first (I think) collaboration with Dan Michaelson, an American keyboard player and songwriter. He supplied the music and she supplied the vocals and lyrics and - despite it being in a genre I don't normally care for - I found
What a beauty music...I can see the princess on his room...and walking over all of her palace...a beauty, and magical descriptive music...rated!
Dan Michaelson describes himself as "truly an amatuer". For reasons none other than he is not fully conversant with the mechanics of musical theorem. I suspect as a result of that some people feel the need to explain themselves and somehow belittle themselves when faced with the critics imaginary lack of theory beating stick. What i mean by this is that nobody should call themselves an amatuer, ci